Love. Love. Love.

Happy Freezing Friday here in the Midwest! buuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrr!

Let’s warm it up with some โค !

This is Paper Smooches new In Stitches stamp set! It is such a sweet set!

I stamped the LOVE in three different colors, and then die cut some Paper Smooches hearts. I inked those with the same ink pads I stamped with. After that, I finished off the hearts with a little Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.ย 

I also used my scoring board to create an embossed frame around the words. Then I finished that panel off with some stitching.

I hope you all have a warm and cozy weekend ahead! Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches Blog HERE. I think I saw a giveaway? Wink wink ๐Ÿ˜‰

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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One in a Chameleon

Hooray for the weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Last night I had just enough time to get a quick card made. Monday is back to school here,ย  and it is going to get ugly round these parts! My son is going to be in extreme denial!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ So I made him a card for his lunchbox, to soften the blow midday. It’s not going to work, but it can’t hurt. Haaaa!

My son has a chameleon and he loves apples, so I went with that! ๐Ÿ™‚

This little chameleon was a Lawn Fawn goodie offered around Thanksgiving. I obviously needed to grab one! ๐Ÿ™‚ I did not get the die however, so I just fussy cut him out. ๐Ÿ™‚

The background I used is from the fabulous Ellen Hutson set, Wonky Backdrops. Love that set.

Other supplies: Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel stamp and die, Lawn Fawn Jet Black (Copic friendly) Ink, Versafine Black,ย  Hero Arts Ombre ink pad, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, and a White Gel Pen.

I thought I’d enter this for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Fun with Food! I love to partake in challenges, as I think it’s great creative exercise! ๐Ÿ™‚ There is still over a week to join in the fun, so check it out! Lots of yummy cute to check out there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend and STAY WARM!

Take care! Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Awesome

The NEWย Paper Smoochesย JANUARY 2018 goodies released the other day! Whoohoooo! You can check out all the productsย HERE!

For my card below, I thought I’d mix it up by embossing the new Stitched Square die and filling in the dots with Copic Markers! I’m not sure this photo does it justice though. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think the winter light really got me that day, but in person, these are a bit more colorful! ๐Ÿ™‚I also used Paper Smooches Awesome die!ย  I doubled up the die cut and adhered it to my card. I finished this off with a little stitching. Voila! ๐Ÿ™‚

These new dies from Paper Smooches are sure to have endless possibilities! โค๏ธ them!! Such fun to use and create so many different things. Check them out HERE and see what the rest of the Design Team made with them–seriously, WOW!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay warm and Awesome! Happy Friday! Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Love Stinks…

Happy 2018!! I hope you are ready to rock a fun year ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m popping in tonight to share a few cards I made with Technique Tuesday’s newly released, Love Stinks set. OK. I might enjoy this set a little too much, but come on, how stinkin’ fun is this!? ๐Ÿ™‚

Eeeeep! I cannot tell you how much this cracks me up! ๐Ÿ™‚

And then of course, I had to make two…for good measure and for practicing to color that cute little smiling pile! ๐Ÿ™‚

I also used some patterned paper!! Hey hey! Off to a good start here in 2018 using some stash! I’m hoping to widdle my PP even further so I can invest in some new pads by 2019? Hmmm. ๐Ÿ™‚

Along with those fun stamps, is this TP roll. I was cracking up when I saw it! ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s How I Roll. I die. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค it!

Some sparkle on these adds a little more interest in person. ๐Ÿ™‚

I kept all these cards very simple, using some Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Confetti sequins, Nuvo dots and twine, before adding some finishing stitching with my sewing machine. I’m thinking my husband will get a laugh and I love sending some smiles in the mail! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your New Year is a FABULOUS one! ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Happy 2018!!

If you are looking for my Paper Smooches January Pep Rally post, please find that one HERE ๐Ÿ™‚


Just popping in to share a Happy New Year greeting to everyone! Thank YOU for all your kindness in 2017! I sooooo enjoy making cards and sharing them, and I appreciate you taking the time to look and leaving me a smile too!

This Embroidery Hoop die is included in the forthcoming Paper Smooches January release and can be found HEREย  on January 3, 2018! Be sure to follow our January release hop HERE! ๐Ÿ™‚

Other fun Paper Smooches goodies I used: All Year Cheer stamp set (sentiment), Pineapple Crush (bunny with pineapple) and coordinating dies HERE, Squeaky Clean (tiny dust bunny that I fussy cut ๐Ÿ™‚ ), Mitten Die (tiny heart).

I colored the bunnies with Copic Markers. For the background, I used Distress Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber. Such fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ I added some Wink of Stella to the bunnies and some Glossy Accents to the heart. โค

Be sure to check out my Paper Smooches Pep Rally post HERE and follow our January Release Hop! Prizes to be had (comments close at Midnight tonight, 12/31!) and lots of new goodies to see!

Happiest 2018 to each of you and yours!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Let’s Giggle!

If you are looking for my Paper Smooches January Pep Rally post, please find that one HERE ๐Ÿ™‚


Happy Friday! I hope you are all recovered from great fun with family and friends! Now, round two ahead with New Year’s Celebrations! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’m sharing the sweetest little Paper Smooches card using December’s release of Ribbon Dies and the Wine Sampler stamp set. I cannot stop giggling at this card, and I’m the one who made it! Is that wrong? ๐Ÿ™‚ !

The Wine Sampler has an array (and bountiful!) set of sentiments! “Let’s Giggle”– โค that sentiment!

Oh my goodness! I swear, I put glasses on anything and I’m a puddle of goo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just the cutest!ย  These glasses are from the Pineapple 2 Die. The cute little trees themselves are Paper Smooches Evergreen Dies. And the little star is from the Super Star Dies. Super Star! (I can never resist saying that Mary Catherine Gallagher style. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

I die cut the trees from solid cardstock and patterned paper and pieced them together. I added some Distress Ink to create a little blotted background before adding the trees, their googley eyes, and their accoutrements. ๐Ÿ™‚ Gah! โค how this makes me ๐Ÿ™‚ !

Be sure to check out my Paper Smooches Pep Rally post HERE and follow our January Release Hop! Prizes to be had and lots of sneaks on the new goodies!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Paper Smooches January Pep Rally!

Today is the start of the January Paper Smooches Pep Rally week!! Hooray! Still a favorite of mine. โค ! And the Paper Smooches January Release is HOT! Such fun to design with! Eeeeeek! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s timeless too. โค THAT! Ok, on with the goodness…..


It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEWย Paper Smoochesย JANUARY 2018 release with you!ย  ONEย newย stamp set and FOURย newย dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on January 3rd. ย You will find our new productsย HEREย once they go live. ย 

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!ย 

The prize – aย $25. gift code to choose what you like at theย PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOURย winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theย PS Blogย to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!ย  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check theย Paper Smooches blogย on Monday, January 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)


For my card today, I used the soon-to-be-released Embroidery Hoop Die!! I also used the new Stitched Circle Die for making the inside rainbow! You are going to love them too… just sayin’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Embroidery Hoop Die works swimmingly with the new Stitched Circle Die. I cannot tell you how excited I was that Kim designed these new dies! They are so awesome to combine paper crafting and stitching! I just die cut a bunch of these circles and take them with me to stitch. Love that!

Honestly, I stitched this up just like I make a card. No real plan or sketch, I just start out with an idea in my head, and hope something shakes out. I counted from the center and crossed my fingers! If you found patterns online or in books, you could make this even more fantastic, but I just started stitching. Fortunately, I thought the result was sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚ If I did it again, I may have not stitched in that HELLO (?). ๐Ÿ™‚

I also enjoy this Embroidery Hoop die as just a frame on a card. AND these cross-stitch dies make my favorite embossed backgrounds! Just the perfect amount of interest and texture.


Next stop on our Paper Smooches Pep Rally Hop:ย  Karin Akesdotter! ๐Ÿ™‚ I seriously cannot wait to see what Karin stitched up with these goodies. She has such an amazing eye!

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to hop and leave comments for a chance to win a Paper Smooches prize!! Hooray for fun prizes!

All the new goodies will be releasing Wednesday, January 3rd! So save that gifted money, and be ready! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope to have some more stitched cards completed by then! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay warm and take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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